Hammerheads statement reveals little about 2017 plan
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Two days after a soccer news website posted a report that the Wilmington Hammerheads will not play next year, Wilmington’s only professional sports team has issued a statement.
“The Wilmington Hammerheads FC are currently playing in the USL, and focused on securing a playoff position in the League’s Eastern Conference,” the statement from Hammerheads Director of Marketing Morgan Pare reads. “The Hammerheads are committed to soccer in the Wilmington community and we appreciate your continued support.”
Earlier this week ScratchingThePitch.com reported the Hammerheads would take 2017 off, but team officials would not comment publicly.
The Hammerheads have skipped a season before. The team did not play in 2010 because of financial struggles. It returned a year later after former owner Bill Rudisill took over. He sold the team to Altirs in 2013.